[Show: WWE Raw] [Location: Knoxville, TN] [Date: 5/26/14] [Airing Live On The USA Network]
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw, Stephanie and Triple H make their way out to the ring. Stephanie says tonight is all about choices, Daniel Bryan can make the right choice of letting go the WWE title. He knows that is the right choice because he is the peoples champion. The people want to see a champion wrestle every night, but Bryan can’t right now. She says that they did not want to be in this spot, but his body can’t hang and is B+. A Daniel Bryan chant breaks out, she says that he will let go of the title tonight because it’s right for business. Triple H adds that he knows Bryan does not want to, but he knows that he has to let go of the title. HHH says that in every generation there are those who becomes legends because they stand the test of time. Generation after generation, they stay dominate because they can adapt. Those who can’t, parish. The special ones live in our minds for every. This Sunday at Payback, the Shield will find out that you cannot stop Evolution. Tonight there will be a contract signing in this ring, they will have a choice to adapt and not show up at Payback, or they can sign those contracts and they can Parrish. Stephanie brings out the Raw GM Brad Maddox. HHH says that last week with Seth Rollins and Batista there could be no one at ringside. However, Brad made the wrong choice and let the Shield come down to the ring to be the guest commentators. He says that he had no choice, but Stephanie adds that he may have felt like he has no choice. Well, they feel the same way and here comes the Demon Kane. Yes not regular Kane, but the Demon Kane. Really? Anyways, he comes down and Triple H punches him in the face. Kane nails a major league chokeslam and then the tombstone. He sets the ring on fire and Stephanie says that Brad Maddox is fired.
Bad News Barrett says before the match that summer has begun and he will be RVD at Payback.
Rob Van Dam Vs. Cesaro
Cesaro jumps RVD right off the bat, he nails a side suplex. RVD with a kick to the chest and then a roll up for a near fall. He hits a side kick and then some punches. Cesaro with a gutwrench powerbomb to cut off RVD. Cesaro with a running uppercut. Cesaro throws RVD into the corner, but eats a elbow and then RVD with a springboard kick. He clotheslines Cesaro to the floor, he hits a dive to the outside, but caught by Cesaro and sent into the barricade.
Were back, Cesaro is still in control. Cesaro nails a power slam for a near fall. Cesaro with a series of uppercuts, but RVD catches him with a spinning kick. RVD with a clothesline followed by a superkick. RVD hits rolling thunder and gets a near fall cover. RVD with shoulder blocks in the corner, he nails a springboard dive that gets a near fall. Cesaro rolls to the floor and RVD hits a dive over the top rope, then nails a super kick to Bad News. RVD sends Cesaro back into the ring, Cesaro with a knee to the gut. RVD with a kick to the face and goes to the top rope where he hits a springboard moonsault for a near fall. Cesaro with an uppercut, but RVD nails a spinning back kick. RVD goes to the top rope, but has to kick off Bad news and Cesaro rolls up RVD for the win.
After the match, Sheamus runs down and hits a brogue kick to Cesaro.
Eva Marie Vs. Summer Rae
Marie with a big slap and then puts the boots to her. Rae sends her into the corner and puts the boots to her. Fandango and Layla come out to the stage to make out. Marie rolls Rae up from behind for the win.
Winner: Eva Marie
Randy Orton and Batista are in the back talking, all of a sudden the Rhode Brothers come in and say they are issuing an opening challenge. They go down memory land and the two teams will face each other later tonight.
El Torito Vs. Drew McIntyre
McIntyre throws Torito around for a few minutes, McIntyre gets distracted by a Matador and Torito nails the gore on drew for the win.
After the match, Hornswoggle pulls the tail off of Torito and Torito runs to the back. Can’t make this stuff up….
Bray Wyatt comes out to the ring. Fans have their phones set to a flashlight which makes for a heck of a visual. Bray says that at Payback he will be the guy that will be the last man standing. A Cena chant starts, he wants Jerry Lawler to join him in the ring. Rowan and Harper go after Lawler. Rowan gets Lawler, but Harper takes out JBL with a huge clothesline. Lawler gets in the ring, they have him sit down and Bray has some questions for the King. He says that he and Cena are good friends, Lawler has fed all the fans so much crap about Cena and his morality. He has grown this poison about how good Cena is. Does he feel sorry about what he has done? Bray is about to attack Lawler, but Cena makes the save. However the number game catches up and they beat down Cena. He says that he wants Cena to see Lawler fall before Payback. However the Usos make the save and they clear the ring. Cena and the Usos stand tall in the ring. Cena says that Bray has crossed a serious line, he says that when Bray first arrived in the WWE. However Bray says that he is a god, but when he got power it made him sick. He says that he believes in what he stands for, he will stop Bray Wyatt.